This is the documentation for Cloudera Search 1.3.0 for CDH 4.
Documentation for other versions is available at Cloudera Documentation.

Choosing Where to Deploy the Cloudera Search Processes

You can collocate a Cloudera Search server (solr-server package) with a Hadoop TaskTracker (MRv1) and a DataNode. When co-locating with TaskTrackers, be sure that the resources of the machine are not oversubscribed. It's safest to start with a small number of MapReduce slots and increase them gradually.

For instructions describing how and where to install solr-mapreduce, see Installing MapReduce Tools for use with Cloudera Search. For information about the Search package, see the Using Cloudera Search section in the Cloudera Search Tutorial in the Cloudera Search User Guide.